About Ann Zuraw

Ann Zuraw, the voice behind "Chicks, Chat and Change", is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®), and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA™). If you have comments on this post contact Ann Zuraw

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B is for Balancing Your Work and Care-giving

Balancing a career, family, and aging parents can become physically damaging if you don’t pay attention to the warning signs. Should you experience some of the stressful effects of caregiving, please incorporate some of these healthy habits into your daily life. By taking care of yourself first, you’ll be able to take care of others more […]

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A is for Avoid the Pink Tax

A is for Angry about the Pink Tax – Avoid it!

The “pink tax” is higher price tags directed to an entire gender, the same gender that struggles with the gender pay gap. It doesn’t seem fair that full time working women, whom in 2013 made only 78 cent for every dollar their male counterparts made, are often subjected to pay more for the “women’s” version […]

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Z is for ZFA’s Divorce Issues to Consider

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Y is for “Your” Brain on Pokemon Go

Since Pokemon Go became available, millions upon millions of people all around the world have downloaded this very popular game. You may have witnessed this new phenomenon while walking through your local park or museum, seeing the many players looking through their mobile devices searching for the elusive Pokemon creatures. While it may be making […]

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X is for e”X”actly what is a Stock Market Index?

An index is a selection of securities that help provide a glimpse into the broader market. For example, its calculation is based on prices of a collection of similar stocks; this helps give a general idea of how the market is performing in this particular market or segment.  When you hear the market is up […]

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Don’t Miss Our Financial Boot Camp – August 5th, 2016


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W is for Why “Worry” About Your Money

Money may be a thing of constant worry in many of our lives. Usually, money dictates how we live our lives: what we eat, what we drive, what we wear and where we live, etc. It’s okay to think often about money and how it affects your life. But, when the worry turns into an […]

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V is for “Vacation” vs. “Travel.”

Huh?  Aren’t they one in the same? No, not exactly. Today many “travelers” pride themselves in having wanderlust; the ability to pack up all their belongings and hit the road regardless of having a mapped out plan. They wish to delight in the experience of their journey and take joy in the immersing of a […]

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Happy 4th of July

  This Fourth of July as you join your family and friends in celebration, make it a point to slow down, share a little laughter, eat some good food and take a moment for reflection. This holiday marks the birth of American independence and that is something we should never take for granted. It marks […]

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U is for Update and Upgrade to a Unique Wardrobe without going Broke

  If we are lucky enough to find ourselves among the fortunate, we may have a job we love, which in turn helps us strive to be our best self, in our achievements and with our  self-representation. In other words, we want to work hard and look our best! However, the job we love may […]

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